• A chronic condition is a health issue that is long-term or lifelong.
  • If untreated, it can cause complications that can make you unwell and unable to cope with everyday life.
  • If you have a chronic condition, then your risk of severe COVID-19 is higher, but you may just have it mildly.
  • The goal of treating a chronic condition is to control it and to prevent complications.

Manage your chronic condition

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Understand your chronic condition
Ask your health worker for help
if you have any questions.

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Have a healthy lifestyle
  • Get active!
  • Eat healthily.
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Don’t smoke or abuse alcohol or drugs Ask for help to stop if you need it.
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Look after your mental health
  • Spend time with supportive friends or family.
  • Find a creative or fun activity to do.
  • Do a relaxing breathing exercise each day.
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Take your medication reliably
Adhere to your treatment to help control your condition, prevent complications and  keep you well.

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Don’t miss your appointments
  • Keep all your appointments at the clinic.
  • Ask someone to collect your medication while you cannot leave home.
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Get help when you need it

  • Phone a helpline for advice about coping with a chronic condition. 
  • Chat to a relative or friend.
  • Find out if you qualify for a disability grant if your chronic condition makes it difficult for you to work.